Mdm. Najet Zammouri, Vice President and Treasurer of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH)

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    Mdm. Najet Zammouri, Vice President and Treasurer of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH)
    Vice-President and Treasurer at the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2015

An advocate for freedom of expression since she was in high school in 1976, Mdm Zammouri has been revolting against totalitarianism and extremism.

She was a candidate of the Constitutional Assembly in 2011, wherein apart from defending democracy and civic state, she upheld the rights of women in leadership and their right to participate in public business. However, she was persecuted for the same. She was then re-elected in 2014 as a member of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH). During this time, she initiated a club named ‘Club 8 Mars’ which aimed to increase the conscience of women about her rights by organisng workshops and meetings on violence against women.

Furthermore, in February 2015, Mdm Zammouri established a non-profit feminist association, ‘Felha pour la culture et la citoyenneté’, which aims at information dissemination and action around sustainable human development, citizenship, human rights, gender equality and cultural diversity.

In March 2016, Mdm Zammouri organised a conference in partnership with the National Office of Women and Population (ONFP) and the United Nations Fund for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) about women victims of abuse in order to ensure sustainable and effective collaboration between the various partners working towards the issue of violence against women.

In October 2016,  Mdm Zammouri was elected in the National Committee of the Tunisian Human Rights League, with the responsibility of the treasurer.